Albuca nelsonii (is a frost hardy perennial evergreen bulb with white and green flowers in mid Summer. It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are arranged in a ) inflorescence. It looks best in Summer.
Albuca nelsonii grows in soils ranging from a pH of 6 (acidic ranges from 5.6 to 6) to 8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8). It is adapted to chalk, clay loam, loam, loamy sand, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils, and prefers high fertility.
This is a arching bulb and has a clump forming growth form, and has an ultimate height of 1.2m / 3.9ft and spread of 0.4m / 1.3ft. It can take 2-3 years to reach its ultimate height.
It has green leaves. They arein shape.
Architectural, city courtyard garden, coastal/seaside suitable, container plant and flower border and bed.
Propagation techniques include division and seed.
South Africa (E. Cape, KZN).-8°C / 17.6F to 2-3 years 1.2m / 3.9ft 0.4m / 1.3ft
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|Specific epithet ?||nelsonii|
|Nelson's slime lily (Ireland)|
References  ?
- When planting a border for the first time to create a display, always place the taller plants at the back and plant in odd numbered groups e.g. groups of 3 or 5 etc. If it's not 100% herbaceous, try to distribute some evergreen plants in the border so you are not left with big gaps in Winter.
- Suggest your own Tidbit